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Creative Europe MEDIA
Training Guide

This site provides information on training and mentoring courses which are currently receiving support from Creative Europe MEDIA.

Training programmes

3D Character Animation

Location — Kasernevej 5, 8800 Viborg. Denmark

On the 3D Character Animation course participants will be taught by active animation professionals how to animate in Autodesk Maya through a series of lectures, assignments and mini-productions of increasing complexity in the field of 3D character animation, from concept to polish.

  • Animation
  • Production
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ANIDOX:LAB

Location — VIA University College, The Animation Workshop. Kasernevej 5, 8800 Viborg. Denmark. The Danish Film Institute. Gothersgade 55, 1123 Copenhagen. Denmark

ANIDOX:LAB is a tailor-made professional training course – for documentary and animation creatives, directors, producers and professionals with an animated documentary project in development.

This training is provided in collaboration with Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design and GOBELINS, l’école de l’image.

  • Animation
  • Audience development, marketing, distribution & exhibition
  • Co-production
  • Documentary
  • Management & financing
  • Production
  • Project development
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Animation Sans Frontières

Animation Sans Frontières is the leading European talent development lab for junior animation professionals and their first projects. A 4×2 weeks lecture/workshop-based training programme designed to give junior European animation film and production professionals an understanding of the European and international animation industry and markets, as well the space, time and tools to develop, finance and produce their own projects, careers and eventually production companies. It is a program conceived and developed by TAW, VIA UC along with its European partner schools the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, MOME and Gobelins, L’école de l’image. Each one of the four modules held at and delivered by one of the four ASF partner institutions.

  • Animation
  • Audience development, marketing, distribution & exhibition
  • Company development
  • Co-production
  • Digital & multimedia
  • Management & financing
  • Production
  • Project development
  • Television series
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APostLab Post-Production Workshops

APostLab offers workshops, training and mentoring for producers and post-production supervisors with the aim to increase understanding and appreciation of post-production management. With over 12 years of training experience and an international pool of industry-leading experts, APostLab helps European audiovisual professionals to advance their skills in managing the post-production of internationally co-produced feature films and series. APostLab’s annual activities consist of three programs, the APostLab Annual Workshop, the related Mentoring program, and the short-format APostLab On-Demand workshops. The APostLab’s flagship, 6-day, project-based residential Annual Workshop for producers and post-production supervisors gives the workshop’s 22 participants to get a better understanding of post-production management techniques, workflows, and their relation to traditional and new distribution methods, particularly in the context of international co-productions. The workshop is dedicated to facilitate international networking and spread best-practices among participants, and empower post-production supervisors to become competent and confident in helping producers plan post-production of their projects. As an extension of the Annual Workshop, APostLab has designed its Mentoring program with the focus on emerging post-production supervisors to further individual and professional development of the Annual Workshop’s post-production supervisor participants who want to work independently, or would like to expand their career to an international level. Finally, the APostLab On Demand workshops are short-format, 1-to-2 days, topic-driven programs that can be adapted and offered to broader European professional audiences. The On Demand workshops always focus on a topic with flexible training formats that best fit the audience and provide an effective way to the address the wider professional community about the importance and benefits of well-managed post-production.

  • Co-production
  • Management & financing
  • Post-production
  • Project development
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Art Department Masterclass

Art Department Masterclass is an educational programme, designed to encourage a professional dialogue between rising and experienced heroes of the art department. Our masterclass offers the tools to fuel imagination, strengthen the visual sense, and improve professional qualifications.

Art Department Masterclass consists of two 5-6 days long training sessions bringing into focus particular field of art department's work.

During each session, globally acknowledged experts will share their experience in seminars, case studies, and Q&A sessions, aiming to uncover the session's theme from all possible angles. We invite 20 participants - production designers and other art department crew

members to each of the training sessions, and 10 directors and/or scriptwriters to the 2nd training session; 50 participants in total.

Sessions:

1. World Building (June 2022, Vilnius)

2. Digital Postproduction: A Playground for Building and Rebuilding the Worlds (October 2022, Turin)

The experts of World Building training session came from USA, Spain, UK, and Germany:

- Production Designer K.K. BARRETT (Being John Malkovich, Her, Marie Antoinette)

- Costume Designer PACO DELGADO (Les Miserables, The Danish Girl, The Skin I Live In)

- Set Decorator CLAIRE NIA RICHARDS (The Theory of Everything, The Batman, Now You See Me 2)

- Art Director ADORJAN PORTIK (Dune, Foundation)

- Talent Agent HANNAH PHILLIPS (Lux Artists)

- Production Designer RUTA KISKYTE (Successful Alumni of Art Department Masterclass)

Our second training session also includes practical assignment, where we will select 5 TV Series or Feature Films in development. Guided by practical assignment mentors, production design participants will prepare 4 different visual presentations for each of the selected projects.

Art Department Masterclass contributes to the objectives of the Creative Europe MEDIA sub-programme. This project is designed to nurture the talents and increase their professional capacity to operate internationally, with a particular focus on digital transformation, environmentally respectful work ethics, and entrepreneurial skills, needed to successfully compete within the industry.

  • Digital & multimedia
  • Post-production
  • Production
  • Project development
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